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Cycle Burma CBUR
Burma Cycling Holiday
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Aung San Suu Kyi, the Burmese pro-democracy leader, gave her blessing to the return of tourism to Burma in November 2010. National League for Democracy (NLD) leader U Win Tin said: "We want people to come to Burma, not to help the junta, but to help the people by understanding the situation: political, economic, moral - everything." This marked the end of the tourism boycott started in 1995 and the return of small groups and individuals to Burma has been endorsed by Burma Campaign UK and the Free Burma campaign. Explore are delighted to return to Burma after pulling out in 1995 in response to the call for boycott. We use a privately-owned Burmese agent for all of our services, and whilst each itinerary has been carefully planned to try and avoid using any service owned by or affiliated with the government or former military junta, we accept that some money will make its way into their hands. We strongly believe that by operating tours in Burma we contribute to the local economy in a positive way, whilst providing our customers with an insight into the culture, through direct interaction with Burmese people.
- The road less travelled - Discover untouched Burma along quiet backroads by bike
- Rangoon (Yangon) - Colonial grandeur, golden temples and street markets
- Bagan - Explore one of South East Asia's most spectacular archaeological sites by bicycle
- Inle Lake - Longtail boat trips and cycle rides across the Shan Plateau
- Shan Highlands - Hilltribe villages and former British hill station of Kalaw
- Mandalay - Ancient capitals, river cruises and sunset from Mandalay Hill
- Mount Popa - Burma's sacred 'Abode of the Spirit Gods'
Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.
1Join tour Rangoon (Yangon)
2Fly to Heho and explore Inle Lake by boat
3Ride around Inle Lake to Shwe Indein pagoda complex; optional wine tasting
4Cycle Inle Lake to Kalaw
5Ride north to Pindaya; Visit Pindaya Caves
6Cycle backroads to Myaing then drive to Mandalay
7Morning ride then Irrawaddy Boat back to Mandalay
8Visit Ubein Bridge followed by a tour of Mandalay city
9Mandalay to Chaung U village, cycle to Monywa via Thanbudday complex
10Morning on the bikes; afternoon cruise to Bagan
11Bagan sightseeing by bike
12Return cycle ride to Mount Popa
13Fly to Rangoon (Yangon); afternoon city tour
14Tour ends Rangoon
Each departure date has it's own dedicated tour note, detailing all you need to know about that tour. Whether you've already booked, or weighing up your options, please choose carefully the relevant itinerary for you.
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